Sunday, January 24, 2016

Madison County FOOD FIGHT!!!

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!  Oops. Sorry, one can get carried away watching Bo Jackson and crew on tv.  The Canton Circus is back in town for a full new season.  You may have thought the circus disappeared when the new Madison County supervisors assumed office, but you would be mistaken.  Rudy is holding things "hostage", as he refuses to turn over plans for various projects until he is paid.  You can't make this up as it is Madison County.  The Madison County Journal reported:


Former County Engineer Rudy Warnock is holding Madison County engineering plans "hostage," county supervisors charged Tuesday night, and work on several projects has stopped until he receives payment of over $667,000 on controversial invoices he submitted prior to being terminated.

"Quite frankly we are dead in the water," new County Engineer Dan Gaillet told the Board of Supervisors. "It now begins somewhat of a legal issue. All his projects right now are dead in the water."

The Madison County Board of Supervisors was presented with a new list of unpaid invoices from Warnock totaling over $667,000.  The rest of article.
This is getting downright funny.  Nothing like a forum circus.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hood should charge him with racketeering.

Anonymous said...

I bought some gourmet Flora popcorn @ the Livingston Farmer's market last Summer just for something like this !

Madison drama , it's so ..... Madison.

Anonymous said...

Call in Stacey Pickering and AUDIT the Ch*t out of his bidness!

Anonymous said...

Would anyone else continue working for someone who owed you a bunch of money and would not pay? An elevator contractor told me one time 'We always get paid, cause if we don't we just turn the elevator off'. This is the same thing.

Anonymous said...

the same Gaillet from Jackson? Mississippi at its finest.

Heddy-Dale Matthias, MD said...

Doesn't the statute of limitations on unpaid bills end at some point? A bill from 2006!!!????

Anonymous said...

Bad PR movement on Rudy's part. Real bad.

Anonymous said...

The county started projects without paying for the engineering plans first?
Who the hell is the attorney for the county supervisors that would let them enter such a contract and if you are getting bids on a project without having the completed plans in place, you can expect trouble.
In what universe do you not pay for work completed or do the work you've been paid to do?
In what universe you have the job paid for in full before it's completed?
KF, the real answer for the many construction/projects disasters in this State lie with the bidding and construction laws. There are those who have been trying to get changes for decades as in the long run, it's better for all involved in any project in this State. But, the opportunity for corruption starts with how the proposal is written and how the jobs are let.

Anonymous said...

These are a bunch of bills he made up at the last minute because he knew he was being fired. They date back several years. Believe me, he got paid.

Anonymous said...

Why use the plans of crook anyway. Why think they are correct. Start over and sue his ass.

Anonymous said...

The county may not technically owe the money because of the statute of limitations, but they do not appear to own the plans either since they did not pay for the work. It looks like Madison County may have to pay over half a million dollars for plans, or pay another engineer to create them. Surely having them recreated would not cost that much.

Anonymous said...

Madison County: the new Hinds county.

Anonymous said...

Madison County was Hinds County

Anonymous said...

7:46,
You would be incorrect. It would cost just as much as they wouldn't be able to use RW's. AIA contracts often times do not spell out the owner as the "owner" of the plans. The design team a lot of times owns the plans even after the project is completed.
Everyone is missing the typical payment method as well. Usually the design team (whether architects, landscape architects or engineers) has %'s due for schematic, design and THEN construction documents (CD's).
AFTER THIS, the design team is usually on board for CA (construction administration), which includes inspections, testing, punch lists, warranty etc.
Unless THOSE documents are turned over to the owner they have no record of them and thus do not know if their dirt has been compacted to the proper level, or their concrete pours meet the proper specifications etc.....
It doesn't END with the plans....

Tic toc said...

Madison is crumbling... One piece of fake stucco at a time...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the County's new, highly skilled legal counsel will get them out of this jam in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

Rudy's work belongs to him until he is paid by his client....it then belongs to the client. Until then I see no reason for him to turn over anything to them.

Anonymous said...

A local and private bill would authorize the Board to pay Rudy. Let's see if that happens!

Anonymous said...

I love it when Jackson residents jump on Madison and bash Madison for every little thing possible. Like some professional services can be compared to the rate Jackson residents kill each other. I personally don't care about this, I'm happy in Madison because I feel confident that when I get home today my house will not be robbed, and I will not be held at gunpoint in my driveway. NO JACKSON RESIDENT CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT.

Anonymous said...

If he's holding documents concerning work he performed, but has not been paid for, then it sounds like he is in the driver's seat.

Anonymous said...

If I were Rudy I would be concerned about being sued for fraud and breach of fiduciary duties due to airport study for $1.2 million then subbing out for $200,000 and reunion interchange $5 million subbed out $2.5 million. Wonder who got kickbacks?

Anonymous said...

Dear MADISON County BOS that might read this: Report him to the engineering board for ethical breaches, mail fraud, etc. let them take away his PE license.

Signed, a concerned resident tired of getting taped by greedy consultants.

Madison Voters Are Rudy's Huckleberry said...

Everybody opining about who is missing the point. Most of you are missing the point, if not ALL of you. The point is, Rudy has run this county for more than a decade. The board that was just deposed and those members deposed before the last ones were seated (with one exception - Mr. Jones) were complicit in turning over the keys to the county lockbox to Rudy.

The floating turds who compare Madison County to Hinds County miss several points. They also miss the point that Madison County voters give a shit and have sent the crooks packing. That has never and WILL never happen in Hinds County.

And for the whiners and gigglers in Rankin County, look under your own rock-pile. You can start either with your school board or your Board of Supervisors or you can look elsewhere in your courthouse. You may begin.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tic toc / January 25, 2016 at 8:37 AM:
"Madison is crumbling... One piece of fake stucco at a time..."
What an IDIOTIC statement.


Anonymous said...

@1:00 - WRONG!

Hinds County sent the corrupt BOS members packing a couple of years ago - with of course the exception of Lt Graham. But just as Madison kept Griffin, Hinds kept Graham. Glad to see our neighbors to the north cleaning up their act - which I believe they have done. Too bad your green eyeshades are tinted too dark to realize that good things can happen in Hinds as well.

Graham/Stokes Cabel said...

4:33....you forgot to mention that Hinds County also kept Stokes. So, that's Graham and Stokes. Stokes quit, if you were paying attention. If you add up the constituents in Graham's and Stokes' districts, you come up with a sizable percentage of Hinds county which, indeed, do not give a shit.

We at least made a solid attempt up here in Madison County. Your county did NOT. Who did you run against Stokes and Graham and what was the count?

Kingfish said...

Stokes quit because he was in the minority and couldn't do anything. Elections have consequences and his side lost.

The people did kick Ronnie out of office and replace him with Phil Fisher. That was the start.

Anonymous said...

"I'm sure the County's new, highly skilled legal counsel will get them out of this jam in a hurry. "

Unlike Espy, this one can get the governor to send a National Guard tank into Rudy's driveway and demand the documents. :-)

Don't Worry - Be Happy said...

It's not Madison County stucco that's crumbling. It's Rudy's empire.

The County can start all over on these design documents and still come out ahead, money wise, of what that crook was ripping the county off for. At some point, 'we' have to cut our losses, even if there's temporary pain. It was that time. Those losses were cut. The pain will end.

Things are looking up in the county. People in Iraq threw ropes around statues of Sadam and drug them through the streets. The same has happened in Madison County.

Anonymous said...

Theres not a Judge, Politician or lawyer alive thats not crooked to some degree. Its human nature. Regardless of what preconceived pedigree they all think they have

Capt Wm said...

I love the comment posted on the MCJ website below the article:

"Not sure if this is a Mexican Standoff, A Chinese Fire Drill or a Haitian Hiatus. This could easily be settled if Sheriff Huckleberry would enlist the help of a few good men, form a Posse comitatus and raid Rudy's barn. The documents that are rightfully owed to the County are no doubt stacked behind John Howland's campaign signs right next to the box of plain brown envelopes labeled "John Bell Crosby's Christmas and Quarterly Bonus".

Meanwhile, the circus is still in town as long as Warnock remains the elephant in the room."

Anonymous said...

The comments that Warnock needs to be paid ~$600,000 for his "work" are BS. After taking out the duplicate and the obviously bogus invoices, the BOS offered to pay ~$95,000 which is still overpayment for what he has done. Warnock has padded his bills and royally f'd Madison County for the many years he has had control of the BOS. He has already been grossly overpaid for the shoddy "work" he has done. The only reason Warnock and Karl Banks are not in jail is that Obummer's Just-Us Dept will not go after any crooked Non Anglo-American elected officials and Warnock is protected by the FBI because he was their informant who helped put David Westbrook in prison.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how Hinds got drug into this. But throwing the crooked bums out started in Hinds well before Madison caught on.

Anonymous said...

Note to KF: Please edit my 12:17pm post. I meant to say "former supervisor David Richardson" - NOT David Westbrook!! Sorry, my Alzheimer's is acting up again.

Anonymous said...

4:03; More than your Alzheimers is fucked up. Neither Westbrook nor Richardson went to prison. Pour yourself another gin and tonic.

North side said...



WHY isn't the FBI on deck investigating this?
How is this type of ordeal initiated?

I see terms here like: Fraud, Breach and kickbacks.

This tells me someone KNOWS something.....

Anonymous said...

Lemme see 6:28pm, David Richardson was indicted and plead guilty. If he didn't spend time behind bars, then justice wasn't done. How did you know I was a gin and tonic guy..with a twist of lime, please......

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